What pushes me forward!
I am not particularly brave. This is a funny way to start an article… But I learned that I do not need to be brave. Being true to myself and to my values is enough for me. Braveness is not what pushes me forward…
What pushes me forward is my will power. Becoming an interior architect/designer has been a process of growth, acknowledgment, disappointment, hardship and success.
Designing for people has always been my number one priority. Creating concepts that withstand daily life, that function but also take ones breath away aesthetically has always been what drives me to learn and grow with each project I accomplish. A chair is meant for kids to climb on, a rug is made for your dog to roll around on. These little moments of interaction with interior pieces are what makes a mass product, your very own individualized item.
Working for companies that are money driven and only push forward for their paycheck has been an enriching experience. After quitting my recent job a few weeks ago, I realized that no money in the world can replace what pushes ME forward. It is not the money and it is not the affirmation of others!
So what does actually push me forward to fight to be the best in this industry? Well, for one my childhood!
Losing my parents at a very young age was a process that came with many more losses, one of them being the loss of a home, a place where a child feels safe, carefree, happy and familiar. From the moment I decided to become an interior architect/designer to this day, what drives me to become a great designer is to enable as many people as possible to experience the feeling of “coming home”.
I want my clients to open the door to their home and immediately feel a sense of freedom, weightlessness, identification, comfort and safety. This feeling might not seem important to many, but I am convinced that humanity is in desperate need of balance between the unsafe outside world and our personal cocoons we call HOME.